Our favorite local musician Zank is playing a show tonight at The Beauty Bar in San Diego with fellow musicians, Anthony Molinaro, Allen Mautner & Chad Farran from Superunloader . If you’re in town we’d love to see you come out and support local music and maybe spruce up your nails at the same time! To get an idea of what an acoustic orgasm sounds like check out their video from the studio this weekend. I was lucky enough to watch these guys record a new demo at Big Fish studios in Escondido on Saturday. What a treat! Hope to see you there.
Posts Tagged 'san diego'
Tags: beauty bar, big fish, live, Music, san diego, SD, studio, zank
Tags: concert, humphreys by the bay, live music, san diego, tracy chapman
I went to the Tracy Chapman concert at Humphrey’s By the Bay in SD last night. The venue is awesome, with fold-out chairs gathered on grass, the bay on one side and the stars above. Ten feet away from the audience is the harbor with sailboats where people gather to get a glimpse of the concert. The sun sets with the girls and I enjoying a drink and listening to Tracy belt out her lyrics with such ease. She seemed so casual, like it was effortless. After the show I couldn’t play any other music or TV show because I didn’t want to taint my ears, and I fell into the deepest sleep I’ve had in a while. Live music does a body good.
You have to check out her new CD (even though I’m partial to the oldies) and her new website which is interactive and fun. It starts as a white coloring book and it let’s you choose your color and paint the scene. Each web page offers a new scene to color and is a metaphor for her new CD “Bright New Future.” Let’s all see what impact we can make on the world.
Tags: 2009, comic-con, comics, convention, costumes, san diego
So, if you don’t know by now… Comic Con is a big deal. Even google got the memo. Comic Con is a 4 day event held at the San Diego Convention Center. It was originally created to feature comic books, and science fiction film and television, but has now expanded to pop culture artists, anime, manga, video games and all things sci-fi. You can find guest appearances by celebrities, artists and pop-culture icons and of course LOTS and LOTS of costumes! The convention is the largest of its kind in the world, filling to capacity the San Diego Convention Center with over 125,000 attendees in 2007. Everyone is tweeting and posting pics from the event AS WE SPEAK. Here are some good ones from the past 2 days:
(Photos by Lantern Waste)
Learn more at The Official Comic-Con Website
Tags: event, LGBT, san diego, SD PRIDE
It’s time to show your PRIDE in San Diego! This year has been a rough year politically for the LGBT community, and I know many San Diegans have taken the time to organize events and peaceful protests, but this is a time to party! I know it’s hard in the shadow of prop 8, but let’s celebrate how far we have come. The theme this year is “Stonewall 2.0- Activism for Equality” and it’s a 3 day event full of music, food, drinks and of course, the parade. The event kicks off tonight with hundreds of parties and drink deals all over Hillcrest. The Parade is on Saturday at 11am and goes down University and then turns on Sixth street. See the map.
The San Diego Pride Celebration is the 5th largest in the United States attracting 160,000 spectators to the Parade and 50,000 to the weekend Festival. The Pride Parade is the best attended and largest single day event in San Diego. The two-day Pride Festival features multiple stages of entertainment, musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an Art exhibit, a Green With Pride Zone, Farmers Market, cultural presentations, great food and much more!
The event is for EVERYONE gay and straight alike. It’s about peace and love and being yourself. Come out and celebrate. For more info on tickets and event details go to SanDiegoPride.org.
Tags: artistic hub, competition, design contest, idsd, interactive day san diego, Michelle, san diego, t-shirt, t-shirt contest
It’s time to show off your design skills!! Artistic Hub teamed up with Interactive Day San Diego and is running a t-shirt design contest for their upcoming conference on June 18, 2009 in beautiful, sunny San Diego. This is a great opportunity to show off your design skills, build your portfolio, win free entry to the conference and become the official shirt for this great event. Interactive Day San Diego is an interactive advertising conference that delivers the Internets top thought leaders with topic driven panels and workshops for best practices approaches to online media. The contest is almost over, so hurry up and dust off that computer and get your submission in asap. The winner will be announced on June 5th.
Not a designer? We still need your help! Come and vote for your favorite design to help determine the winner.
Tags: high trek adventure, Mel, Michelle, obama, san diego
Last weekend Mel and I teamed up to participate in San Diego’s first ever High Trek Adventure. We designed High Trek’s new storefront and decided a team building exercise with the Artistic Hub/Collar Free crew would be a perfect Saturday afternoon. Split into teams of two, Jimmy and Pat and Mel and I hit the streets of San Diego. Dressed to kill with our matching Collarfree Obama tees, headbands and matching socks we were ready to dominate anyone that got in our way. Mel and I recommend High Trek Adventure to everyone! We had a blast exploring the city in a new way. There were about 180 participants ranging from teams of two to groups of families, and there was even a baby!
High Trek Adventure is a unique urban race where brain meets brawn. Teams solve clever clues and face fun challenges all while navigating the urban landscape via foot or public transportation. That means: no cabs, bikes or skates. You have to bring your digital camera and take pics in front of each checkpoint. Mel and I prefer to jump. Jason Hofsess, High Trek’s head honcho was super nice and excited to have everyone there. The next adventure is April 11th in Austin.
High Trek Results:
Jimmy and Pat came in 8th with a time of 2:02:35
Mel and I came in 22nd with a time of 2:33:55
You know what that means?!!! The top 25 qualify for the Vegas Championship in November and we’re there baby!
We just wanted to thank High Trek, specifically Jason for letting us come out and particpate in such a great event! Can’t wait to do it again.
-michelle & mel
Tags: 44, barak, Events, hope, jay brown, obama, party, president, san diego, whistle stop
YAY OBAMA! I can’t imagine the pride, joy and pressure that is upon Obama today and will continue for the rest of his term. Good Luck Obama… let’s party!
Check out the Entertainment Guide to Inauguration Events going on all day in San Diego.
The event at the Whistle Stop Bar is going on right now and a portion of all bar proceeds go to the San Diego chapter of the International Rescue Committee. We know it’s 10am… but if you’re not at work, go drink and support!
Our friend Jay Brown is having a party downtown tonight. Check it out:
Tags: Art, frank rogozienski, photography, san diego, show, subtext, the traditionists
We were there for the Subtext re-grand opening with photography, wine, and live music! Subtext book store and gallery has just moved to a new location near downtown on the corner of Kettner and Laurel. This little gem showcases urban contemporary, pop surrealist, and lowbrow artists from all around the globe. They also feature select design-based goods with a focus on illustration, art, graphic design, architecture, and photography. From hard-to-find books, to limited edition toys and art, Subtext continues to inspire and inform San Diego’s creative community.
The gallery was packed full to see “366 | 08,” the featured collection by local photographer Frank Rogozienski. Frank began his “Picture a Day Project” in January 2008 and has featured a photo each day on his blog. This collection of photographs includes street corners, children, the barbershop and other tidbits of San Diego that go unnoticed everyday.
Later that evening The Traditionists performed in the alley/walkway behind the gallery and the music echoed off the buildings around us. They have a comforting and uplifting sound to their music… I loved it. Check out their site to listen to some of their tracks and keep an eye out for the release of their new record in March.
This was an exciting move for Subtext to expand into this new location and they are dedicated to featuring up-and-coming artitsts and musicians year-round. Check out their schedule of events and I hope you see you there.
Tags: balboa park, christmas, december, decembernights, san diego
December Nights is my favorite event in San Diego, where the town comes together and celebrates holidays and traditions from around the world. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. both evenings. This is the largest free community festival in San Diego and is expected to attract more than 300,000 visitors over two days.
There will be tons of entertainment for the whole family. Check out the new family zone with kid friendly entertainment and the first time we get to enjoy Ice Skating in the Park! Yay for skating! The International Cottage Christmas Festival features authentic music, crafts, dance and other holiday traditions from more than 30 countries. A highlight of the Christmas Festival are food samplings from around the world. Traditional holiday dance, music and costumes can be seen on the half-hour at the Cottage Stage. You can also enjoy musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, and San Diego Civic Dance.
Come enjoy the lights, friends, and holiday season in Balboa Park. So pack up the family and head over to the park. We’ll see you there!
Hours: Friday December 5 | 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday December 6 | noon – 10:00 p.m.
Parking: Parking is limited, but there are free trams. To get the full overview check it out here.
To get more info check the website: www.balboapark.org/decembernights